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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Dealing with an Aries? You’re dealing with someone who is impulsive and fun-loving, with a craving for attention and high-spirited events.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Mariah Carey
The perfect gift: Tickets to their favorite sport will always win in an Aries’ heart. They’ll also appreciate some team attire, like these (super-girly) options from Victoria’s Secret PINK collection.
Shrunken Jersey, $40, VictoriasSecret.com
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Practical is the number one word to describe Taureans. They love anything they can actually use on a day-to-day basis, with a little luxury to boot.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Penelope Cruz
The perfect gift: Money-savvy, go for a great wallet that they’ll definitely make use of. For an extra-special touch, add a gift certificate for a restaurant they’ve been dying to try (but would never splurge on themselves).
Kate Spade Harrison Street Lacey, $198, katespade.com
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are the life of the party and are big talkers. They’re always up on the latest gossip and love to host fun get-togethers with friends and family.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Zoe Saldana
The perfect gift: They’re big communicators, so a phone case is perfect for them. Keep ‘em yapping without interruption with this case, which doubles their battery life.
Boostcase in Magenta, $80, amazon.com
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancers are nurturing and are big homebodies. They value family above all else, and love any excuse to host an at-home dinner or cookout with everyone.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Sofia Vergara
The perfect gift: Make them a great night-in gift basket, filled with their favorite movie snacks (junior mints, anyone?), popcorn and a cool DVD – like Rock of Ages, starring Mexican cutie Diego Boneta.
Rock of Ages, DVD ($15) or Blu-ray ($25), amazon.com
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leos are known for being the center of attention. They’re passionate and fiery, and tend to have larger-than-life personalities.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Jennifer Lopez
The perfect gift: Leos love anything extravagant or attention-grabbing. These earrings, created by Latina designer Seville Michelle Anastos, are just the thing. Plus, the designer is a favorite of Beyonce, Nicki Minaj and Alicia Keys – can you say bragging material?
Woven Round Doorknockers, $80, patriciafield.com
Virgo (August 23 – Sept 22)
Virgos are perfectionists at heart – they are focused on details and getting everything just right, sometimes planning their calendar down to the minute.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Gloria Estefan
The perfect gift: Moleskine “Passions” Journals have themes for every type of Virgo: the adventurer (travel journal), the fitness fanatic (wellness journal), the fashionista (style journal), the foodie (recipe journal), and even the new mami (baby journal). With specific formats for each type, along with inner pockets to stash clippings, articles and odds and ends, adhesive labels and ribbon placeholders, this journal will be the organized Virgo’s favorite thing.
Moleskine Passions Journal, $16, amazon.com
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra is the sign of harmony and partnership, which means Libras are social and easy to get along with. They often have an artistic streak and they value anything well-designed or beautiful.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Maria Canais-Barrera
The perfect gift: Libras love to share experiences, so a pair of concert tickets would send them over the moon. Anything beautiful and that will aid in their social nature will also score you points, like stemless wine glasses or these colorful shot glasses. (Tequila, anyone?)
Day Shot Glasses, set of 6 for $75, uncommongoods.com
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)
Scorpios are mysterious and emotionally intense, with a curiosity and detective-like skills.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Daisy Fuentes
The perfect gift: Scorpios love anything that’s slightly romantic or even seductive, so a bath set or candles are your best bets.
Pier 1 Candle in Mexican Vanilla, $15, pier1.com
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarians are always expanding their knowledge and looking at the world as a spiritual and philosophical classroom. They love the outdoors, travel and working to be a better person.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Christina Aguilera
The perfect gift: Sagittarians love to do things, instead of receive tangible gifts, so sign them up for a cooking class or a yoga class. A great cookware set or yoga mat and bag will add a little something special to their gift.
Yoga Kit, $40, Gaiam.com
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Reliable and ambitious, Capricorns are conscientious and value hard work. Life is one big project and they are extremely goal-oriented.
The perfect gift: Anything that can get them where they want to go is a great buy. Think a GPS or a day planner, if they like writing things down. A great watch will also help them keep track of their time.
Timex Leopard Print Watch, $26, amazon.com
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarians play by their own rules, and are extremely individualistic and sometimes quirky. They are socially conscious and love unique things.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Shakira
The perfect gift: Aquarians love anything unique that they can use, so an interesting bag or ipad case will make them happy, especially since they love technology.
DODOcase for ipad, $34 - $84, amazon.com
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Those who are pisces are super-sensitive and emotional, with big imaginations and interests in fantasy.
Celebrity who shares the sign: Eva Longoria
The perfect gift: They love capturing images and creating art, so signing them up for a photography class would be a great gift. Since they have a love of all things fantasy and imaginative, a book set of any fantasy series (or movie) will win you points.
The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set, $37, Amazon.com